Originally published on Tue August 23, 2011 9:42 am
The scientists who sequenced the marijuana plant say they hope the next generation of pot will have stronger therapeutic compounds.
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Stoners and scientists alike may be stoked to learn that a startup biotech company has completed the DNA sequence of Cannabis sativa, or marijuana. But here's something that could ruin a high: The company hopes the data will help scientists breed pot plants without much THC, the mind-altering chemical in the plant. The goal is instead to maximize other compounds that may have therapeutic benefits.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry prays at The Response, his call to prayer for a nation in crisis on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Houston. The event was organized, in part, by members of the New Apostolic Reformation.
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An emerging Christian movement, that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture, in preparation for the end times and the return of Jesus, is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role.
Workers at a waste water plant in central California were taken aback when they saw a huge rodent swimming through the facility's ponds. The capybara is the world's largest rodent. It has a famously docile nature so fish and game officials say they'll let the animal roam.
A New York man left his two sons and his poodle in the van and ran into a store. That, according to the New York Post, is when a thief drove off with the vehicle. The man asked for the kids' address and took them home.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is getting plenty of attention in her run for the GOP presidential nomination. Conservative columnist Reihan Salam tells Renee Montagne the comparisons between Bachmann and Republican star Sarah Palin are inevitable.